Commonwealth Games started in 1930 and happens every 4 years!
This years Commonwealth games is held in Glasgow. Did you know glasgow is the largest city in Scotland?
When women in the commonwealth games ride their bikes, they wear special shoes that clip onto the pedals of the bikes! But to not hurt themselves when they fall they have to get off quickly!
In the commonwealth games 71 people participate and there are 17 games!
On the second day in march every year, an annual celebration for the commonwealth is held to mark the commonwealth’s achievements.
The commonwealth is made up of 53 member countries!
At the 2014 games there will be 6,500 athletes from 71 nations competing in 17 sports in 11 days.
The next Youth Commonwealth in september is held in samoa
Scotland has previously hosted the commonwealth twice, in 1970 and 1986 in edinburgh
More than two billion citizens, over half of whom are 25 years of age or less, and a quarter are under 5 years old.
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